Sunday, October 28, 2007

Public Service Announcement

I just saw on the news that there was a suspect (complete with artists drawing) in the Madeleine McCann abduction case. Here is the photo of the suspect:

When I saw this, my heart raced. I know I have seen this guy! I just know it. I dug through some old photos... from my youth... and sure enough, I found them: pictures of the bastard:

Here he is appearing to abduct some poor little boy. I hope someone recognizes the boy and can say if he is okay or not.

And here he is getting into his getaway car. This should be an important clue. Police should be on the lookout for a blue convertible cartoon car.

Friday, October 26, 2007

PM Post

Ground hornets. What a new and strange concept to me. Imagine a big bed of angry fire ants with wings moving at the speed of light. And they have a tiny little target on you. It seems as if a critter (maybe an armadillo) dug up their nest and made them mad as... well hornets I guess. Along comes Spork, Ellie and 2 dogs and apparently we are a brilliant substitute for the cause of the destruction. In the end, both myself and Daisy got hit. I doused them good with a layer of sevin dust, but after half a day that still has had little effect on them. They are still pissed.

On a more embarrassing note, I guess I have to admit it: I have big red balls. And I sometimes pull them out in public. I got caught holding my big red balls today in Wal-Mart. I am so embarrassed.

AM post

DVD download status: 52.5% in 23 days. It looks like I will have it by Christmas! The link seems to be dying sometime during the night most nights (or the ppp layer dies, which effectively means the link is dead). This really puts a stick in the spokes.

I finally had to put another $250 into my $25 goat truck. The tires just gave up the ghost. I had 2 flats in one day (not even an hour after I had just aired everything up). A cheap set of tires later and she is back on the road.

I have about 5 possibie job irons in the fire. The prospects vary from "very unlikely" to "theoretically possible." I had one interview about a week ago that was very hopeful. It was the most low-key, comfortable job interview I have ever had... short of the one I had by Peter's pool back around 1985. I had about 30 things in common with the guy interviewing me and we talked as much about tractors as we did the job opportunities. And, if it were to work out, it would be working for a company that had money. This would be a totally new thing for me. No more midnight hardware requisitions.

Tuesday, October 16, 2007

Miracles do happen. Anyone that doesnt believe that surely has not seen the photos of the firey Pope:

Spooky huh? How in the world could a man that was only photographed 60 million times has a photo that is in the vague shape of something that constantly is changing shapes in a way we cannot mathematically express?

Since miracles always come in threes, I decided to try for my own. Maybe I would get the current Pope. (Hey, with that funny hat, he is begging to look like a flame.) Or maybe the Virgin Mary. Or maybe the face of Jesus! Oh please, let it be something that brings me great peace, joy and wisdom.

Hmmm. All I got was the Michelin Man. The lord works in mysterious ways indeed.

Monday, October 15, 2007

October is Fedora Month. Is that because it won a major award as the greatest operating system ever? No. Is it because that the installed base has finally outshadowed that of Microsoft WIndows? No. Is it because it is the most secure OS in the history of mankind? No. It is because it will take me the entire month to download it. I actually opened a bug report (or a future feature request) to drag Fedora back into the 1990s and abandon the current century. It is currently being delivered only on DVD. This means you need (1) a DVD reader/writer and (2) bandwidth. I dont mean you need one or the other, I mean you need both. Those poor bastards with 10 year old computers and dial up will spend October downloading. Like me. Thank god for bittorrent... It at least allows me to resume my downloads. Dont ask if you can mail me a DVD... I dont have a DVD reader. Plus I am starting to feel like I am actually going to get it eventually.

Thursday, October 11, 2007


Do you remember when you were a snot nosed kid and liked to bend back a green tree limb and let it go with a vengeance, whacking your little kid sister and sending her screaming to momma? Well if you are backing up, your ROPS likes to play the same game. Except you are the little kid sister.

Wednesday, October 10, 2007

So I started wondering: Why are fire ants so damn mad at us? It just seems like there isnt anything I could do that wouldnt just piss them off. They are worse than dealing with some people (YOU KNOW WHO YOU ARE).

So when they are not biting the living crap out of me are they just as full of hate and anger with themselves? Can you imagine what it is like living in anger with a zillion other creatures you HATE, wondering a maze of corridors that all look alike and working with them day after day after day with no end in sight? Its gotta suck.

Thursday, October 4, 2007

Nothing of interest today.

Wednesday, October 3, 2007

I got nothing.

Tuesday, October 2, 2007

Watched tv.

Monday, October 1, 2007

I had a recent request/complaint that I havent been updating enough. I will try to be better.